Minor physical anomalies and their relationship to the aetiology of schizophrenia.

@article{Murphy1996MinorPA,
  title={Minor physical anomalies and their relationship to the aetiology of schizophrenia.},
  author={Kieran C. Murphy and Michael J Owen},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1996},
  volume={168 2},
  pages={
          139-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previous reports have suggested an increased prevalence of minor physical anomalies (MPAs) in schizophrenia. METHOD A review of the literature was performed to examine the relationship between MPAs, schizophrenia and other disorders. RESULTS Previous studies demonstrate a number of methodological shortcomings. Moreover, MPAs are found in several other psychiatric disorders. Proponents of the neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia have focused on an environmental explanation… CONTINUE READING
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